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Crafts Museum

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Address: Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: 11 337 1353
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans...

History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.

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Go to unravel Crafts history of India

Great place.. bit tricky to locate ... from mathura road ... just south of Pragati Maidan ...take Bhairon road.. go another 10 m and you reach the place... parking is tricky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Partha Sarathi B
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New Delhi, India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Village-like setting to some of the exhibits makes them come alive. Good place to bring children. Craftspeople at work. Small but quite good museum shop. Excellent restaurant. No entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A relatively young museum features collection of artefacts and buildings from all India's states. It provides an excellent overview of different ways of life of indian people. The quality of artefacts is excellent, but sometimes there is lack of information and context about it. The museum is certainly worth visiting if you are into arts and crafts, but be prepared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits. Outdoor is a peaceful shady location, set up so you can meet the artists that create the crafts that are for sale. Designed like a village, with the opportunity to see different arts and architecture of the various states of India. Peaceful setting. Free admission. Cafe has EXCELLENT cuisine, a must to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a nice museum with old installations depicting Indian history of Crafts. They have a nice cafe to chill. They keep having exhibitions in the premises which are quite nice..

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Thank Sarah_Kaushik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming museum has very informative comprehensive exhibitions both outdoors in shady courtyards and cool rooms. The shop has an excellent selection of quality handcrafts and I purchased a couple of shawls and a metal box. I also had an excellent meal at the cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place.. bit tricky to locate ... from mathura road ... just south of Pragati Maidan ...take Bhairon road.. go another 10 m and you reach the place... parking is tricky again and very costly ... Great collection of Indian crafts ... great to travel through the pages of crafts history... No entry fees... with only one food joint ...... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Delhi you must visit all museums in Delhi, most tour operators are avoiding museums from their tour package because of time management. this is the one of the best museums in India to learn about history of Indian handcraft.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum concept. They created structures to resemble dwellings from different parts of india. There's also a nice gift shop along with a bazaar area. The shops change every 2 weeks so there's always something new. The indoor textile museum is amazing with decorative fabric from the turn of the century And clothing from even earlier. The elephant drawn... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went on New Years Day, so maybe much better on a different day when they're not understaffed (?); the only galleries open were textiles and courtly objects. They have interesting displays of contemporary craftspeople working in the courtyard at various times and of course lots of things you can buy.

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Thank thornsolo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We returned to the Craft Museum, after many years, to find it much improved and extended. There are more displays of village houses from all over India, and many interesting displays of crafts. A band and singer were playing whilst we were there, and the restaurant had quite the best food we had in all of Delhi. And entry is... More 

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